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prime mover

The person or thing that generates the initial energy or momentum for something to happen. The newly elected congresswoman has been the prime mover in the recent environmental reforms. While there was a confluence of events leading to his removal from office, it was the revelation of his tax evasion that was the prime mover.
See also: mover, prime

prime mover

Fig. the force that sets something going; someone or something that starts something off. The assistant manager was the prime mover in getting the manager sacked. Discontent with his job was the prime mover in John's deciding to retire early.
See also: mover, prime

prime mover

The initial source of energy directed toward a goal, someone or something that sets others in motion. For example, Jean was the prime mover in getting us more laboratory space, or Patriotism was the prime mover of the revolution. [Late 1600s]
See also: mover, prime

a prime ˈmover

a person or a thing that starts something and has an important influence on its development: The prime mover in setting up the group was ex-lawyer James Stanley.Economic factors are the prime mover of change.
See also: mover, prime
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For any value of prime mover PLR and heat allocation fraction, the amount of heat available for the absorption chiller (Qgen, abs, ch) as well as excess heat available for heating can then be computed.
Figure 4 presents the relationship between prime mover electrical power output and heating capacity, which represents an operating curve.
History could be profitably subdivided into eras defined by the prevailing prime movers.
Jacques Brunschwig and Aryeh Kosman have taken opposing views on the famous problem in chapter 9 of what the prime mover knows.
Today we at AMERICAN FORESTS like to think of ourselves as the founders and prime movers nationally in the burgeoning field of urban forestry.
If the prime mover view is valid, then measures of prime movers ought to make highly useful leading indicators of economic activity.
CEBU CITY -- A seaman who had just arrived in Cebu, his friend and three women were killed early Sunday when the car they riding in collided with a prime mover pulling a trailer loaded with cement on the South Coastal Road in Cebu City.
Hasnain Bukhari, Managing Director, Heavy Rebuild Factor (M Series) said that HIT wants to utilize its existing infrastructure and capacity for the production of Euro-III North Benz prime mover in the 360 HP and above category.
It said that existing infrastructure and capacity of Heavy Industries Taxila will be utilized for the production of Euro-III North Benz prime mover in the 360 HP and above category.
In 1989 he was prime mover in the creation of a new church when the old Moldgreen URC had to be demolished due to the widening of Wakefield Road.
But Fishley, who comes from a respectable family and is a member of the Birmingham Cathedral choir, was not the prime mover in the robbery.
It can be used for billing and blending applications and prime mover applications.
Northrop Grumman is the prime mover in bolstering the installation's recent employment numbers, with its work on the center fuselage assembly for the F-35 joint strike fighter driving its employment rolls.
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